Mobile Autonome Systeme
und Kognitive Robotik

Call For Papers

The 11th International Cognitive Robotics Workshop

October 27 or 28 or 29 (TBA), 2018
Tempe, Arizona, USA
(held in conjunction with KR 2018)

Important Dates (tentative)

Submission deadline (extended): August 4, 2018
Notification of acceptance: August 25, 2018
Submission of camera ready copies: TBA

Workshop Description

The biennial International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (CogRob) is an established workshop with an active and loyal community. The first edition of CogRob was held in 1998 as a AAAI Fall Symposium in Orlando. Given the interest in this topic, the workshop continued as a bi-annual event and was held in Berlin (2000), Edmonton (2002), Valencia (2004), Boston (2006), and Patras (2008), Dagstuhl (2010), Toronto (2012), Prague (2014), Daejeon (2016) mostly co-locating with the artificial intelligence (AI) conferences AAAI and ECAI or major robotics conferences such IROS. The CogRob 2018 edition will be held in Tempe, Arizona, USA, as part of the KR 2018 workshop program.

Workshop Aims

Research in robotics has traditionally emphasized low-level sensing and control tasks including sensory processing, path planning, and manipulator design and control. In contrast, research in cognitive robotics is concerned with endowing robots and software agents with higher level cognitive functions that enable them to reason, act and perceive in changing, incompletely known, and unpredictable environments. Such robots must, for example, be able to reason about goals, actions, when to perceive and what to look for, the cognitive states of other agents, time, collaborative task execution, etc. In short, cognitive robotics is concerned with integrating reasoning, perception and action with a uniform theoretical and implementation framework.

The use of both software robots (softbots) and robotic artifacts in everyday life is on the upswing and we are seeing increasingly more examples of their use in society with commercial products around the corner and some already on the market. As interaction with humans increases, so does the demand for sophisticated robotic capabilities associated with deliberation and high-level cognitive functions. Combining results from the traditional robotics discipline with those from AI and cognitive science has and will continue to be central to research in cognitive robotics. In the 2018 edition the workshop will focus on the limitations of quite complementary approaches such as machine learning and classical AI in the context of high level control and the question how these approaches can be combined to overcome the limitations.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers involved in all aspects of the theory and implementation of cognitive robots, to discuss current work and future directions. The workshop is concerned with foundational research questions on cognitive robotics, as well as robotic system design and robotic applications that utilize AI and related methods.


We invite submissions of research papers from all researchers and practitioners interested in AI, machine learning, multi-agent systems and robotics, and their integration.

Topics of interests include (but are not limited to) cognitive robotics, system architectures, knowledge representation and reasoning, planning, scheduling, reasoning under uncertainty, execution monitoring, combination of logical and probabilistic reasoning, cooperative decision-making, spatio-temporal reasoning, diagnostic reasoning, commonsense reasoning, machine learning, symbol grounding, cognitive science, cognitive vision, perception, motion planning, human-robot interaction, natural language understanding, speech recognition, and AI for robotics.

We especially welcome discussions and demonstrations of robotic applications and implemented robotic systems that utilize AI and related methods.

Submission Instructions

Potential participants are invited to submit either

All papers will be presented during the workshop.

Papers accepted at the main conferences (technical sessions) should not be submitted to the workshop unless they are substantially extended or revised; in that case the submission should state how the final version will differ from the original paper.

Workshop contributions can be submitted via EasyChair under the following link:


Submissions are accepted in PDF format only, using the AAAI formatting guidelines at:

Author names should be included.

Regular papers must not exceed six (6) and short papers must not exceed two (2) pages, excluding references. Over-length submissions will be rejected without review.

Papers must be submitted by the due date at the following EasyChair submission site: TBA


The workshop contributions will be published electronically.

Organising Committee

Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
Alexander Ferrein, Aachen University of Applied Science, Aachen, Germany